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Humanities Building One of the four original campus buildings, home to faculty in cutting edge fields like Environmental Humanities as well as eminent faculty in English and the study of languages and literature around the world. La Kretz Hall – Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Research on solutions to environmental challenges related to climate change, air/water quality, clean energy, and coastal/water resources. Life Sciences Building Research on crop productivity, improved biofuels and ways to reduce our carbon footprint; home to the Undergraduate Research Center (Sciences). Mathematical Sciences Research Building Development of techniques that enable virtual surgery; statistical model for a “thinking machine,” laying the foundation for automated speech recognition and driverless cars. Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden Home to thousands of rare plant species; educational resource for students of botany, ecology and biogeography. Open to the public. Molecular Sciences Building Research on pollution, weather and the fluid dynamics of the atmosphere; development of supercapacitor batteries, a potentially inexhaustible source of green energy. Murphy Hall Home to signature undergraduate programs and resources such as the Center for Community Learning, Undergraduate Research and College Academic Counseling. Physics and Astronomy Building and Knudsen Hall Discovery of the Kuiper Belt at the far reaches of the galaxy and proof of a supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. Portola Plaza – Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics Development of algorithms to improve MRI scans and medical image analysis. Powell Library One of the four original campus buildings, it is the hub of undergraduate research. Rolfe Hall Home to the Communication Studies Archive with more than 200,000 news programs from around the world; home to the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Royce Hall One of the four original campus buildings, home to faculty who teach cultural studies and languages, from French to Korean to Hindi-Urdu. Also home to the Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, two preeminent research centers in the U.S. Slichter Hall Research on planetary systems and geology, atmospheres and oceans, extrasolar planet detection and magnetic fields. Terasaki Life Sciences Building Research on molecular and cell biology and genetics; advanced computational technology and methods for interpreting genomic data. Young Hall Advancing the science underpinning new drugs that will delay or stop the spread of cancer cells. 13 UCLA COLLEGE REPORT

College Report Winter 2014  
College Report Winter 2014  
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